Scion Spirits has confirmed the appointment of Gemini Spirits & Wine as US importer for its cream liqueur, Coole Swan.

The company, formed back in 2007 by the co-creator of Castle Brands and two former drinks brand consultants, said late last week that Chicago-based Gemini will become the exclusive importer for Coole Swan in the US from the beginning of next month. Scion had previously been managing the US business itself with the support of facilitation, logistics and operational services provided by MHW/LTD John Beaudette.

Gemini is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Sazerac company, which acquired Constellation's “value” spirits portfolio last year. The unit also said last week that it “will be further expanding its portfolio with additional announcements scheduled for later in the year”.